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Controls Of The Horse Part Two - Leg Aids
Coach: Bernie Traurig

Bernie illustrates, for all the basic jumping disciplines, the significance of the correct position & timing of leg aids as a powerful blend with the rein aids. Teaching independent and prompt responsiveness to leg aids will result in clear, effective communication with your horse when used in conjunction with the rein aids for ultimate control in the ring.

View part 1 of the series: Controls of the Horse Part One - Rein Aids

Running Time: 35 minutes and 43 seconds

Could the OTTB Be the Right Horse for You?
Coach: Denny Emerson

Denny Emerson takes a look at a sampling of “off the track Thoroughbreds,” or OTTBs, that have found second careers as sport horses and have proven to be wonderful partners for their new owners. Given that there are great deal of these former race horses to be found and available at great prices, Denny examines the pros and cons when considering an off the track thoroughbred purchase.

Running Time: 10 minutes and 35 seconds

Watch the first part of this series: Finding the Horse That is Right for You

Counter Canter Over Fences
Coach: Stacia Madden

The counter canter is a common, but challenging test asked of competitors in most equitation and medal classes. As an added benefit, the counter canter is a wonderful exercise for balance and timing. Join Stacia Madden and two of her top students during a counter canter training session over fences that results in the polished performance of both the horse and rider.

Running Time: 21 minutes and 4 seconds

CPHA Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
Coach: Bernie Traurig

This is the video presentation made by the California Professional Horsemen’s Association to commemorate the Lifetime Achievement Award Bernie received in January of 2011. He was privileged to ride the phenomenal horses that appear in this video who were really responsible for this honor.

Running Time: 3 minutes and 24 seconds

Cynthia Hankins' Favorite Flat Exercises
Coach: Cynthia Hankins

Cynthia Hankins, top trainer, clinician and ”R” judge, gives us her personal favorite flat exercises designed to maximize the horse’s rideability and responsiveness while demonstrating the proper execution and form of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System.

Running Time: 16 mintues and 51 seconds

Daily Flatting Tips
Coach: Alice Debany Clero

Dubai Show Jumping coach, Alice Debany Clero, is with us again applying her classic, methodical approach to daily flatwork. If you find your flatwork to be uninspired, watch the exercises Alice uses every day as a blueprint for your own program. With Alice’s system, the rider’s basics are rehearsed every single day and their “jumping muscles” are reinforced without causing any concussion to the horse. Additionally, the horse is daily encouraged to have fun being adjustable and rideable with consistent rewards.

Total running time: 22 minutes and 19 seconds

Topic referred to in this video: Air Time - Getting Tight In The Tack Over Jumps With Zazou Hoffman


Daily Pole Exercises
Coach: Armando Hassey

Armando Hassey shares three of his favorite pole exercises he uses every day to help develop the horse’s rhythm and adjustability while honing the rider’s eye. 

If you liked this video and want to learn more about adjusting your horses stride over jumps check out Julie Winkel's Shortening and Lengthening Exercises over Jumps.

Running Time: 15 minutes and 3 seconds

Demystifying the Inside Leg to Outside Rein
Coach: Bernie Traurig

These days you hear the phrase “inside leg to outside rein” tossed around in schooling rings and during lessons with surprising regularly, but what does the term really mean? In this topic, Bernie clarifies how we make use of both our hands and both our legs by demonstrating what aids are used in various situations in and out of the show ring.

Running Time: 11 minutes and 39 seconds

Denny Emerson Interview
Coach: Denny Emerson

Get to know US Eventing Association Hall of Fame inductee, Denny Emerson, from his introduction to the sport to his biggest influences. In this interview Denny gives us a synopsis of his amazing career that has spanned over half a century. You will see why he was named "One of the 50 most influential horsemen of the Twentieth Century..." by The Chronicle of the Horse in 2000.

Developing Feeling In Your Arms And Hands
Coach: Val Renihan

In this topic Val Renihan shows us the exercises she uses with her students to encourage arms & hands that are flexible, shock-absorbers that follow the horse's mouth during connection, maintain proper position and are sensitive - in a word, “Feeling.”

Running Time: 9 minutes and 26 seconds